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Next Meeting on Oct. 12th

Presentor to be determined.
Location is set for Rinker Hall room 240 on UF Campus, room is reserved from 6:15 to 9:00 PM. Use the parking garage near 13th (441) and Museum road. Rinker Hall is north of the west wall of the garage.
The UF Parking rules state: "All vehicles parked on campus during hours of parking restriction enforcement (weekdays, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm -- unless signage indicates otherwise) must display a valid UF parking decal (unless parked in a metered space or approved pay facility). A decal is not required to park in most restricted areas after 4:30 pm, but be sure to check signage and never park in a service drive, reserved space or disabled person parking space without the proper decal or permit. "
More on the parking rules at http://www.parking.ufl.edu/pages/parking.htm.

September 14th Meeting

Had discussion on all things Perl :)
Location is set for Rinker Hall room 240 on UF Campus. Use the parking garage near 13th (441) and Museum road. Rinker Hall is north of the west wall of the garage.
The UF Parking rules state: "All vehicles parked on campus during hours of parking restriction enforcement (weekdays, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm -- unless signage indicates otherwise) must display a valid UF parking decal (unless parked in a metered space or approved pay facility). A decal is not required to park in most restricted areas after 4:30 pm, but be sure to check signage and never park in a service drive, reserved space or disabled person parking space without the proper decal or permit. "
More on the parking rules at http://www.parking.ufl.edu/pages/parking.htm.

August 26th Meeting

The date of the meeting has been changed to the 26th due to scheduling conflicts. Aaron Johnson will be giving a presentation covering Class::DBI::Plugin::HTML.
Location is set for Rinker Hall room 238 on UF Campus. Use the parking garage near 13th (441) and Museum road. Rinker Hall is north of the west wall of the garage.
The UF Parking rules state: "All vehicles parked on campus during hours of parking restriction enforcement (weekdays, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm -- unless signage indicates otherwise) must display a valid UF parking decal (unless parked in a metered space or approved pay facility). A decal is not required to park in most restricted areas after 4:30 pm, but be sure to check signage and never park in a service drive, reserved space or disabled person parking space without the proper decal or permit. "
More on the parking rules at http://www.parking.ufl.edu/pages/parking.htm.

Meeting followup, Feb. 7th

Gabriel gave a great presentation on March 4th, comparing DBI and Class::DBI. I touched on some of my own Class::DBI scripts. You can see check out the outline notes here.

The nifty edit-your-database-table-in-a-text-editor script which the group almost programmed together is here.

Sean's Safari Online Books - Site Review

Below is a review of the Safari Online Books website.  There I found 
everybook that I could think of that I  was interested in.  Let me know 
if you have any questions, I will be happy to help in any way I can.  I 
think the site is great and I recommend it to all of you.

The Safari Tech Books Online website has more than 1,000 books 
available to read online. The site has proved useful with books from publishers 
such as Addison Wesley, Alpha, Cisco Press, New Riders, Adobe Press, 
Macromedia Press, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, Hewlett Packard 
Professional Books, Sun Microsystems Press, Sams, and O'Reilly.  If you prefer 
to purchase a print version of a book, you can do so from the website 
as well.  The "My Safari" page is organized into two main sections.  The 
first, left hand column, is to search for books and the second, main 
area of page, is broken into categories that group books you've selected, 
books that Safari is recommending, or other information.

In the search area of the "My Safari" page, the available books can be 
browsed through by using categories listed in Table 1.  The ability to 
search for a specific book, rather than browse to find it is available 
based on the search criteria listed in Table 2.

Table 1 Browse by Categories
 View All Titles   
 Applied Sciences 
 Artificial Intelligence 
 Business 
 Certification 
 Computer Science 
 Databases 
 Desktop Applications 
 Desktop Publishing 
 E-Commerce 
 Enterprise Computing 
 Graphics 
 Hardware 
 Human-Computer Interaction 
 Internet/Online 
 IT Management 
 Markup Languages 
 Multimedia 
 Networking 
 Operating Systems 
 Programming 
 Security 
 Software Engineering

Table 2 Find a Specific Book
 Author
 ISBN
 Title
 Publisher

The "My Safari" page, deconstructed:

 My Recent Pages - This shows the most recent pages viewed on the 
site.  This is helpful when attempting to quickly locate information that 
was recently read.

 New This Week - This shows the newest additions to the Safari Online 
website.  This is useful when looking for new technology or books 
recently made available for online reading.

 My Bookshelf  - There are 4 different bookshelf sizes; small, medium, 
large and starter.  The size of the bookshelf determines how many books 
are accessible.  Books stored in "My Bookshelf" are available to read 
from cover to cover or any part of the book desired.  Books must be kept 
in the bookshelf for at least a minimum of 30 days.  Books not in the 
bookshelf can be previewed with limited information while everything in 
the books stored in the bookshelf are fully visible.

 Top Books - The most commonly accessed books are listed here.

 Recent Searches - When searches are performed, they are listed in 
this section.  This feature allows for frequent searches to be easily 
repeated.

 My Bookmarks - While reading a book, a bookmark can be placed to mark 
the reader's position in the text for quick access to where he or she 
left off last.

Notes can be added to any text for review at a later date.  Notes can 
be public or private which indicates whether or not others can view the 
notes that were left for that text.

----------------------------------------------------
Sean Ryle
Technical Analyst

Meeting followup, June 15th

The last meeting on embperl and apache::asp went well. It looks like santa fe is a good place to meet on a regular basis. Too bad it's not available on the weekends.

Next meeting, May 4th

The next meeting will be at the Borders bookstore, near the mall and I-75. The meeting will take place at 7pm on Sunday, May 4th and the topic will be the Glade/GTk/Gnome modules and if we have time, Perl6. Hope the see everyone there!

Next meeting, April 13th

Ah, finally. Our next meeting will be Sunday April 13th at On the Border. Good food, Perl, and maragritas.

Post "meeting"

More news about the next meeting soon. Topic: debugging with CGI::Carp and other modules.

I put together a regex page, check it out

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Gainesville Perl Mongers -GPM- was originally created by Jeremy James 05/1999